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PNG Police hunt for suspects in election-related violence

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Papua New Guinea Police are closing in on 15 candidates in Enga who allegedly used guns to threaten civilians in their attempt to derail...

Pangu leads, PNC jolted

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-The ruling Pangu Pati and its coalition parties have 46 elected MPs in camp and are confident of forming the next government, says party...

Visiting Electoral Observer Mission meet with Cook Islands political leaders

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration secretary Tepaeru Herrmann has welcomed the Pacific Islands Forum Electoral Observer Mission (EOM) to the Cook Islands. The Mission...

Cook Islanders get ready to go to the polls

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Cook Islanders go to the polls on 01 August to choose a new 24 member parliament. Voters will have four parties, and a movement calling...

‘Return of writs cannot be extended’: PNG Secretary for Justice

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Any extension beyond the fifth anniversary of the date fixed for the return of the writs for the previous general election would be in...

‘Enough is enough’: the fight to elect women to Papua New Guinea’s men-only parliament

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By Jo Chandler When she first tried for a seat in the Papua New Guinea parliament in 2017, Rufina Peter was a political novice...

Mark Brown country’s ‘preferred PM’

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A poll conducted by Cook Islands News has revealed a divided electorate in the lead-up to this year’s election, however a large percentage prefer...

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?

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The best approach to safeguarding democracy in the region is for both countries to demonstrate the prosperity and human flourishing that can flow from...

Extension of return of writs date unconstitutional: Former PNG Chief Justice

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The two-week extension on the return of writs date in Papua New Guinea has been knocked as unconstitutional. A former Chief Justice, Sir Arnold Amet,...

Violence in the PNG elections is the result of broken systems that Australia cannot...

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By Miranda Forsyth and Gordon Peake Elections in Papua New Guinea are notoriously volatile and dangerous. But this year’s elections have involved violence, intimidation, corruption...

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2022 FORUM ECONOMIC MINISTERS MEETING OUTCOMES

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Relationship between Pacific countries and development partners must be watertight: Vanuatu Finance Minister

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Vanuatu releases a world leading NDC to the Climate Change Paris Agreement

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